Mississippi’s Attorney General Jim Hood said Wednesday evening that two business owners have been arrested for over charging customers during Hurricane Isaac.
The first arrest occurred in Jackson when Rajinder Singh, 50, of Madison was arrested at his place of business, Fuel Time Gas Station, on Bullard Street.
While shelters are filling up in Hancock County, emergency management officials in Harrison and Jackson counties have ordered a mandatory evacuation.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm’s center – with winds near 80 mph – reached land at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in Plaquemines Parish, about 90 miles southeast of New Orleans.
Attorney General Jim Hood wishes to inform Mississippians included in the designated emergency impact area created by Issac that the current State of Emergency does not allow his office to enforce the price gouging statute.